Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

Our website is your route to discovering and enjoying the amazing wildlife and wild spaces which can be found throughout the parish of Assynt. Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be spotted in this unique area, whether birds, bugs, dolphins, fungi, plants or whales cannot fail to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer; if you are travelling the North Coast 500 for example, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while, take time to appreciate the wider landscape and you never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a large number of wildlife sightings every year and each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this by simply sending us your sightings either via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which will be added over the coming months you are sure to find something of interest and we hope that you will visit us again to discover more about Assynt’s wildlife.

Upcoming Events

Quiz and A.G.M. (followed by wine and cheese)

Thursday January 18th 2018

Svalbard Summer Wildlife

Thursday February 15th 2018

Birding in Cuba

Thursday March 15th 2018

Woodland Creation in the Crofting Communities

Thursday April 19th 2018

Report a Sighting

Recent Sightings

Bullfinch

three birds Achmelvich (Romany Garnett) (16/01)

Glaucous Gull

single first winter bird Oldany estuary (DAH) (16/01)

Common Scoter

two females off Bay of Culkein (DAH) (16/01)

Great Northern Diver

single bird off Bay of Culkein (DAH) (16/01)

Turnstone

eight birds Bay of Culkein (DAH) (16/01)

Redwing

c20 birds Culkein Stoer (DAH) (16/01)

Barnacle Goose

four birds Culkein Stoer (DAH) (16/01)

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